Atlanta, GA –
The family of an alleged car thief is demanding answers after she was killed by police. The Atlanta Police Department is still conducting their investigation, but the family’s reasoning may surprise you.
Alexia Christian was just a “wild child” and didn’t deserve to have died at the hands of police, says her family. Christian, a mother of two, was arrested on April 30th after she was stopped by police while driving a stolen truck.
“She might have stole a car here and there, yeah, she was a wild child. But she didn’t do anything that would deserve her to be dead,” said Felecia Christian, Alexia’s mother.
Atlanta police paint a totally different picture. After being placed in handcuffs, Christian was able to slip her restraints, access a handgun she had concealed on her body and fire three shots at nearby officers. Two officers returned fire, killing her.
According to WXIA, police say that the handgun was obtained from the stolen vehicle. Police also added that Christian had a long rap-sheet along with a history of escaping from restraints.
Atlanta Police are still investigating to find out how the two officers missed the gun that Christian was allegedly hiding. Her grandfather, Lucius Christian, tells us he’s skeptical of the police story.
“She didn’t even weigh 100 lbs. You telling me you can’t find a gun on a less than a hundred pound person,” Christian said, “that was ridiculous, that should have never happened.”
If you shoot at police, they have the right to defend themselves. Isn’t it that simple?